As many miles as possible: what are 24-hour races like?

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From ‘the Glastonbury of running’ to hardcore concrete loops, 24-hour events inspire unbelievable camaraderie and take you beyond your previous limits

On a weekend in June, about 3,000 runners took part in a 24-hour running event called Endure24 near Reading. Just over a week ago, a similar number ran in the Thunder Run 24-hour event in Catton Park, Derbyshire. That’s about the same number of runners that an urban half-marathon will pull in. The majority of those 3,000…